Shyness has a strange element of narcissism, a belief that how we look, how we perform, is truly important to other people.
Immature people falling in love destroy each other’s freedom, create a bondage, make a prison. Mature persons in love help each other to be free; they help each other to destroy all sorts of bondages. And when love flows with freedom there is beauty. When love flows with dependence there is ugliness.
Morality, too, is a question of time.
Those who lack the courage will always find a philosophy to justify it.
“Fear is a signal of abandonment. It is linked to the threat of the loss of self, and so fear is narcistic” -
Sigmund Freud (1926)
The pendulum of the mind alternates between sense and nonsense, not between right and wrong.
We can’t solve problems by using the same kind of thinking we used when we created them.
The first question I ask myself when something doesn’t seem to be beautiful is why do I think it’s not beautiful. And very shortly you discover that there is no reason.
John Cage (via bbook)
I love when people take quotes I’ve posted and post them on their own shit. Repeatedly. http://modern-nostalgic.blogspot.com/2012/04/first-question-i-ask-myself-when.html
If you want a happy ending, that depends, of course, on where you stop your story.
You’re nothing but a piece of shit on a pedestal.
François Truffaut in a letter to Jean-Luc Godard, June 1973. (via cafeparaacordarosmortos)